Capella University Reviews

3.43 out of 5 stars
(669 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: $14,579
68% of 669 students said this degree improved their career prospects
64% of 669 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
Anon - 7/5/2017
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2017
"Every representative in every department is unhelpful, and some are actually extremely combative and rude. They completely lied about my transfer credit evaluation, stating that I could complete the degree in a year because of my previous coursework. As it turned out, it would have taken me over 2 years. They automatically enroll you in courses that you do not choose, and then refuse to withdraw you from them when you request it. Then they charge you for the courses. You get zero help with your courses. The tutors just tell you to use the library. They use Turnitin for their papers, which causes the instructors to automatically reject papers they feel are plagiarized, even if you have valid citations. The tuition is EXPENSIVE and the quality is POOR."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Clerie - 7/3/2017
Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2012
"Excellent curriculum, very challenging! Knowledgeable teachers. Loved the flexibility while working. Great interaction with classmates online. Excellent white board tutoring resources. Library at your fingertips. Recognition for academic achievement.I would highly recommend to family and friends."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Alex - 6/30/2017
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2018
"Prior to enrolling at Capella I did my research, as did everyone else. However, my mother was the one who suggested it to me since she is employed with Kaiser Permanente and they partner with Capella. After enrolling in my MBA program I can tell you that I haven't had any problems with the program or school thus far. According to reviews, the professor's do not care about their students but are only money driven. What I can tell you is that I have had great teachers who are not only very involved in my courses but also responsive! I also receive a call per quarter from my academic advisor regarding my plans moving forward in preperation for the upcoming courses. As far as the comments regarding dropping classes goes, as with any college institution, you should be well aware of the drop dates and anything pertaining to them-- after all, we are adults. The best advice I can give you is to not let other's opinions on an institution sway you from giving it a chance."
1.4 out of 5 stars
John - 6/29/2017
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2018
"Capella University is not a great school to go to. My very recent experience is that once my financial aid was over, their business office called me and a nasty person told me I have no more money, I need to start paying in full or I no longer could attend. I was told I have a $2,800 balance. That is fair, but the way I was treated was nasty. Also, their advising office never alerted me to this. Yes, as the nasty person told me financial aid is my responsibility, but you would think Capella would be 'advising' me of my track as well. I figure in hindsight they knew this would occur and wanted to tap all my funds before I took my remaining financial aid and go to a less expensive college. Now I have found a less expensive college that I can afford out of pocket - CAPELLA IS VERY EXPENSIVE- SPEND YOUR MONEY ELSEWHERE. I am meeting my financial obligations with Capella paying the $2,000 balance owed monthly- yet they still are trying to hold my official transcripts that I need to enter another college until the balance is paid in full- THAT IS NASTY BEHAVIOR. So in conclusion, Capella is very expensive, you can leave in a good status, yet they will still try to unfairly keep you from attending another college."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Sarah - 6/28/2017
Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2017
"I took three courses with Capella University before I realized this college was not for me. If you want to learn and have a degree you can be proud of then Capella is not the college to attend. If you want someone to give you the degree with no effort, than Capella is right for you. My instruct gave everyone full points when they could not even write a complete sentence. The assignments were not accurate to current knowledge. They also constantly threatened me to pay for my courses when my employer, government, and grants were paying. I found the time with the university stressful, and I did not learn anything."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Pjf - 6/22/2017
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017
"This school is terrible. The instructors are arrogant and not helpful. They don't take into consideration that students come from different schools and their backgrounds, strengths and weaknesses vary. They get you in the school and leave you on your own. They don't care they have the tuition money and student enrollment numbers. That's it. You're left with a student loan for something you didn't finish. Not enough instructor support. Now I'm in debt and no degree. I felt like I was set up for failure. Mind you I'm quite capable of learning. I have a MBA. I was enrolled in their DBA program."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Mrs. Battle - 6/22/2017
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2013
"Capella gave me the tools I needed as a stay at home mom to enter the workforce after being off work for 5 years to conquer my field. They make it easy to learn and communicate with the staff and faculty l learned a lot from my fellow students as well during my time"
4.8 out of 5 stars
Kelli D - 6/12/2017
Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2012
"When I decided to return to school to get my PhD, I did a lot of researcher. I knew I wanted a degree in Education and I knew that I did not want an EDD, but a PhD. After doing a lot of research, I decided on Capella University as my choice. I entered the program and was given the maximum amount of transfer credit allowable from work beyond my master's degree, leaving me only the core courses, 2 electives, the preliminary exams and the dissertation to complete.My academic advisors, throughout my time there I had three, were amazing. I loved getting to meet with them at the Colloquia. I really enjoyed the Colloquia experiences and meeting the professors, which would not have happened otherwise. My career has flourished in the time since receiving my PhD, and unlike what was mentioned in one of the previous comments, my institution has hired several people with degrees from Capella University. I truly enjoyed my time at Capella University and use what I learned on a daily basis."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Melissa Forschler - 6/12/2017
Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
Graduation Year: 2011
"After separating from the Air Force, I did not know what I was going to do with an undergrad in Social Psychology. When I found Capella, it answered all of those questions. The degree I earned set me up for success as clinical director of a community based behavioral health company and a clinical supervisor. I am proud to say some of my supervisors are Capella students!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Oliver - 6/10/2017
Degree: MBA in Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2017
"Capella has excellent resources and provide such amazing support. In order for students to be successful, you must take the time to explore all the resources available and actually utilize the support services they offer. Like any online program, you get out of it what you actually put in. I love how they provide a FlexPath Coach and Tutor. Again, I encourage you to take the time and utilize all the services in order to have a true positive experience."

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